Multi-skilled maintenance engineer

Ref: MSME-TBAS-L-32852
City/Region: Leicestershire
Salary: Competitive

Reporting to the senior engineer, the aim of this role is to maintain and repair all equipment in the relevant department. Responding to breakdowns in a timely and well prioritised manner whilst also maintaining a high level of food safety whilst working in production areas and adhering to strict hygiene and safety rules in order to avoid contamination.

Shift pattern: Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm, occasional weekend work

Key responsibilities:

Typical activities may vary from week to week but will include:

  • Attend to breakdowns, rectifying problems to enable continued production
  • Day to day maintenance of:
    • Slicing machines
    • Packaging machines
    • Retail machines (including labellers, pneumatics and steam and roast cookers)
    • This will include vac packing machines, vac pumps and film over-wrapping machines
  • Electrical fault finding and maintenance (PLC's, inverters, stop/start control circuits)
  • Maintain and service temperature control equipment
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to the department
  • Being the ambassador for the site at all times, behaving in a professional and courteous manner with both internal and external customers
  • Undertake other jobs as reasonably requested within the scope of the job to improve the running of the department

Preferred experience:

  • Electrical and mechanical multi-skilled engineering background ideally both with an electrical bias
  • Experience of working in the food industry
  • Relevant engineering qualifications - recognised apprenticeship, minimum NVQ or equivalent on the job experience
  • Experience of electrical fault finding and working with PLC's
  • Ability to work unsupervised (although advice and guidance will be available where required)
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Self-motivated

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